Posts Tagged ‘ Just bloody think about it will you? ’

Who’s Surprised..?

May 14, 2015 4 Comments
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Ray Woolford from Lewisham political party People Before Profit organised the pre-election Deptford Heritage Festival, charging £25 for a four-day ticket and promising seven stages plus mystery celebrity performers who never materialised. It is claimed that many of the events failed to take place at all, venues changed at the last minute and there were hardly any punters. Despite attempts by Mr Woolford to drum up support online, many photos…

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Some Cause/Effect Comprehension Problems In The Left Wing Press…

April 2, 2015 2 Comments
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The report, which was released on Monday, has been in the works since 2013, when Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey asked for help in figuring out why officer-involved shootings were increasing in the city even though violent crime was falling. Because if the police keep shooting bad guys, they aren’t able to commit crimes..?

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Well…Yes. Yes, It Does. What’s The Problem?

March 26, 2015 9 Comments
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A human rights lawyer has claimed that a potential ruling that would force a Christian bakery to bake a same-sex marriage cake could set a sweeping precedent – that could see a Muslim printer ordered to print images of the Prophet Mohamed or an atheist web designer forced to create a website about God. Oh dear. The inevitable angst as politicians suddenly realise that the laws they have campaigned for…

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Just When You Think Modern Feminism Can’t Get More Irrelevant Or Absurd…

January 14, 2015 11 Comments
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It started like this: 25-year-old New Yorker Beth Breslaw was chatting to a friend about her observation that men were less likely than women to make way for other people on crowded pavements. Oh, for…! Breslaw decided that she was going to test out her friend’s theory. No longer was she going to act like a polite, decent human being who occasionally moved out of people’s way, dammit! No, she…

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I Think You Might Need To Look Up ‘Unjust’ In A Dictionary..,

January 8, 2015 6 Comments
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Because, it ain’t this: “The use of the joint enterprise principle in this case was extreme and in my view most unjust,” said Michael Birnbaum, QC, who represented the three men. “Here the attackers intended to use only a cricket bat and bottles. It was the victims who seized two large knives. “But by defining the joint enterprise as being a plan to use ‘whatever weapons came to hand’, the…

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”… actually a social issue of the greatest importance…”

November 18, 2014 7 Comments
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What is..? Well, according to Baroness Kidron, it’s that eeeeeeevil Internet and its effect on the poor helpless kiddiewinks. At iRights’ heart are five principles: that under-18s should be able to take down any content they have posted on the internet; that they should have a right to know who is holding or profiting from their information; that they should be able to explore the internet safely; that there should…

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So What Do You Want, Mary? Summary Execution?

October 22, 2014 5 Comments
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Vile online trolls will not be deterred by the threat of a two year prison sentence Mary Beard, the TV historian who was subjected to aggressive online abuse, has warned. She doesn’t elaborate, but her partner in crime does: Stella Creasy, the shadow Labour minister who received rape and death threats via Twitter when she backed a campaign to keep a women on the £5 note, said that longer sentences…

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Gaby Hinsliff Fails To Recognise Who Is Doing The Bullying…

October 6, 2014 12 Comments
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Nobody should be bullied into wearing something to prove their allegiance to a country, whether it’s a bracelet or a red poppy or a saltire in face paint. She’s referring to the ribbing Miliband got for not wearing the latest craze – bracelets to show support for a cause. She has a point. And nor, arguably, should they be bullied out of wearing something. And again, I’d usually agree. This…

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Clegg’s Big School Meals Idea Meets Cold, Hard Reality…

May 28, 2014 11 Comments
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…no surprise which wins, is it? Come September, children at Mudeford infants school in Dorset are not going to be getting hot school dinners. They’ll be eating sandwiches. Not cake, then..? Somewhere along the troubled history of the coalition’s policy to give all infant children a free school meal, the requirement for food to be hot quietly disappeared, to the relief of some headteachers. Well, finally, someone saw sense. Not…

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Capital Idea! Can They Sign A Pledge Against Rape, Murder And Benefit Fraud Too..?

May 12, 2014 5 Comments
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Campaigners called for immigrants to be required to sign a declaration promising not to subject their daughters to genital mutilation before being allowed into Britain. /facepalm Professor Hazel Barrett of Coventry University warned against relying solely on a declaration, because it could become a “well intentioned piece of paper”. She warned it might encourage families to have girls cut before coming to the EU. It could also confuse matters for…

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Oh, Miranda, Who’ll Read You In 50 Years Time?

January 31, 2014 8 Comments
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Miranda Carter on ‘colonial’ literature (translation – all those cracking books you read as a child): Adventure stories set in the British empire are now so unfashionable they don’t even have a name, even though they are a distinct genre. These stories told big, primal tales from the frontier, or what Arthur Conan Doyle called in The Lost World, “the big blank spaces in the map”. They provided a vast,…

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Can We Get Rid Of All Those Reserved Parking Spaces, Then?

January 23, 2014 14 Comments
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Disabled people are being forced to shop online because of poor access in and around UK town centres and difficulties using basic but essential facilities such as changing rooms or toilets, a report has claimed. This report being compiled by..? The report, Short-changed, compiled by the muscular dystrophy campaign group Trailblazers, was based on the experiences of a 100-strong group of disabled 16-30-year-olds. Riiiight… The group has compiled a list…

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Sisters Ain’t Doin’ It For Themselves No More!

December 8, 2013 8 Comments
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Louise Taylor certainly seems to think so, anyway: Simon Gittany was found guilty of murdering fiancée Lisa Harnum, and some commentators will have you believe there is a message for women to take home in the circumstances and details of the trial. Well, yes. There isn’t. Oh. It is not a wakeup call for women in relationships with controlling, manipulative, abusive men (believe me, most of them are wide awake…

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The Three ‘R’s Are Passé…

December 6, 2013 1 Comment
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Peter Wilby on PISA (no, not the leaning tower): The triennial results from the Programme for International Assessment (Pisa), due on Tuesday but trailed in the Sunday press, have become education’s equivalent of the football World Cup. And the performance of the British teams is just as mediocre… Relegation beckons, then? So much for Tony Blair’s “education, education, education”, for it was under his regime that the 15-year-olds who took…

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”There may be trouble, ahead…”

November 18, 2013 7 Comments
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The Anaphylaxis Campaign has successfully lobbied for all schools to be required by law to support pupils with allergies. As the announcement was made in Parliament, Oswaldtwistle teacher Domenico Sanna said it was great news for youngsters struggling with severe conditions. But, presumably, not great news for schools, who will now need to draft policy that will, inevitably, err of the side of extreme caution. So not good news for…

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